Report: Chelsea staff told to go out and buy "relentless" 23-year-old

Report: Senior Chelsea staff told to go out and buy 'relentless' 23-year-old, Blues could now move again

Chelsea have reportedly been alerted to the situation of AC Milan player Rafael Leao, with suggestions that they could move again to try to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea chiefs are being urged to enter a second set of talks to try sign the 23-year-old attacker.

It is explained the Blues previously cooled interest in the rapid winger earlier this summer due to his contract talks with current club Milan.

However, the report states new information means Thomas Tuchel’s side have once again set sights on the Serie A star.

Apparently, the Chelsea hierarchy have received indications that they should move for Leao, albeit organising a transfer before the summer transfer window shuts is labelled a “tall order”.

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Chelsea alerted to Rafael Leao

Described as “relentless” by Jose Mourinho, Leao is a very exciting forward that starred at the San Siro last year.

He was a mainstay in a Milan line-up that won the Serie A crown, providing 11 goals and 10 assists in his 34 league appearances.

The left-winger’s got the work rate, pace and directness that is lacking at times in Chelsea’s frontline.

In fairness, new signing Raheem Sterling has shown in glimpses how much quality he brings to the Blues. However, you feel Thomas Tuchel’s side do need another attacker with a similar profile to Leao.

He could reportedly cost £80million to prize away from the Italian league, which should be the major big concern.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.